At Morita Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer the most comprehensive options for straightening teeth beyond conventional metal braces. We understand that many people don’t want to wear visible metal braces when improving their smiles. That’s why we offer several types of Honolulu Hi clear braces which are far less noticeable than braces consisting of metal brackets and wires.
Clear braces work just as effectively as metal braces but they’re much less noticeable, making them ideal for busy professionals, teenagers and anyone who doesn’t want to spend months wearing a mouth full of metal on their teeth. Instead of feeling self-conscious about wearing visible metal braces, people wearing clear braces can breeze through their treatment feeling good about their smiles due to the discreet nature of their orthodontic appliances.
Clear ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except they have translucent brackets that blend into the natural color of the teeth. People who choose to wear ceramic braces feel more confident about their treatment, knowing that people are focusing on them, instead of their braces.
While clear ceramic braces are very discreet, the ceramic material is more prone to breakage than metal braces, requiring greater care on the patient’s part to avoid hard and sticky foods and activities that may damage the braces. The elastic ties used with these braces can also become discolored with time. However, these ties are changed regularly at every orthodontic visit.
Clarity braces from 3M Unitek feature a small and comfortable design with a translucent appearance. The brackets used with these braces are made from a hard, clear ceramic material that prevents discoloration and staining. Clarity braces offer a combination of aesthetics and performance, to provide patients with discreet, effective treatment and enhanced comfort.
Another option in clear braces comes in the form of aligners. Clear Invisalign aligners look similar to protective mouth guards as they fit snugly over the teeth. The aligners can be removed when eating and cleaning the teeth, making this treatment option both discreet and convenient. Clear aligners can also be removed temporarily for special occasions like weddings, interviews and school & family photos, as long as they’re put back in immediately afterward. The convenience and discreet nature of clear aligners makes Invisalign one of the most requested treatments we offer.
If you’re ready to improve your smile with clear braces, it’s time for you to contact us for an appointment! With two offices in Honolulu & Aiea, we make it very convenient for our patients to achieve their best smiles! We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you get the beautiful smile you deserve!